GB News commentator QUITS accuses channel of ‘opening gates of hell’
India Willoughby had agreed to appear weekly on GB News as a panel commentator on Tonight Live with Dan Wootton, but has now quit after accusing the controversial new channel of “demonising trans people at every opportunity.”
On Sunday, live on air, Willoughby said: “I don’t want to be involved anymore because having watched a week of output from the station it’s quite clear to anyone that you’re anti-trans.”
She told PinkNews that GB News initially appealed to her, as she described herself as a “patriotic person” with “right of centre political views.”
I was really looking forward to doing it,” she said. “I thought it was going to be a breath of fresh air. I like debates.”
She said that in reality, the channel was nothing like her expectations, describing her experience as “an absolute nightmare”.
“For people like me, it’s opened the gates of hell,” she said.
Writing in the Mail+, Willoughby said: “All I wanted to do was present a passionate defence of trans people (of whom I am one) after a week of unrelenting negative media coverage…”
She said that she felt frustrated that there had been a lack of balance and hoped to correct views that trans people were “dangerous and deluded”.
“After all,” she wrote, “GB News was the station looking for previously silenced voices.”
She said she decided to quit GB News after her on-screen interaction with host/celebrity gossip columnist Dan Wootton.
When Mr Wooton introduced Ms Willoughby as “trans broadcaster India Willoughby,” she replied, “It’s great to be with you, gay presenter Dan Wootton”.
“I didn’t want to be part of what I considered the demonisation of a section of society with no representation,” she wrote.
The episode of Tonight Live with Dan Wootton which features Willoughby is not currently available on GB News’ website.
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